Principal Configuration Analyst (Palmdale, CA) Palmdale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal Configuration Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role is located in Palmdale, CA.

In this role you will focus heavily on verification and validation of the as-built configuration of center fuselages on the production line. You will be responsible for performing reconciliation across the As Designed (EBOM), As Planned (MBOM) and As-Built (OBOM) bills of materials, identifying constraints caused by input errors from production, and working directly with the customer as required.

Key responsibilities can include:

  • Maintaining Configuration Management Command Media, Work Instructions and updates as required

  • Performing CDM metrics on a weekly basis and supporting Program prep meetings.

  • Cross-organizational collaboration to resolve issues associated with reconciliation discrepancies across the As Designed (EBOM), As Planned (MBOM) and As-Built (OBOM) bills of materials including Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Global Supply Chain and Quality Assurance issues.

  • Performing Configuration Status Accounting (CSA) As Built reconciliation efforts

  • Training experience in TeamCenter Enterprise (PDM), Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) and the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) tools, understanding of Bill-of-Materials (Engineering & Manufacturing) and product structure.

  • Responding to customer questions as it relates to CSA, reconciliation on delivered products and serialization requirements. This will require your knowledge and understanding of Item Unique Identification (IUID) requirements.

While we offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, this specific role also may require occasional odd shifts, weekend work, as well as up to 10% travel. Other benefits include phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree with 5 years of related professional/military experience in Project Management and /or Configuration Management or a Master's degree with 3 years of related professional/military experience in Project Management and / or Configuration Management, or 10 years of related professional / military experience in Project Management and /or Configuration Management in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exhibit support for audit processes, update procedures, and communicate effectively and clearly.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively team with multiple organizational disciplines

  • Excellent technical writing skills.

  • A proficient knowledge of MS Office applications

  • Master's Degree from an accredited university.

  • Government Contracts Experience.

  • Familiarity with FAR/DFAR/DCMA.

  • Experience developing, evaluating or auditing plans, processes and procedures.

  • Experience with Lean concepts.

  • Experience with Teamcenter.

  • Experience with Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing and Test documentation.

  • Familiarity with Cost/schedule/budget concepts and tools (EVMS, SAP, etc.)

  • DoD secret clearance with the ability to obtain Program Access (PAR).

  • Knowledge of MIL-HDBK-61A and EIA-649, National Consensus Standard for Configuration Management.

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.